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David Glass, former owner of the Kansas City Royals, has died, team says

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—David Glass, the former owner of the Kansas City Royals died last week, the team confirmed Friday. He was 84 years old.

Glass purchased the Royals in 2000 for $96 million and owned the team for 20 seasons. Before buying the team, Glass was a former president and CEO of Wal-Mart from 1988 to 2000.

Under Glass’s care, the Royals reached the World Series for the first time in 2014, losing in seven riveting games to the San Francisco Giants. They bounced back the next year to win another American League pennant and beat the New York Mets in the 2015 World Series.

Last November, Glass sold the team to local businessman John Sherman and a team of other investors.

 

QLE Posted: January 18, 2020 at 12:36 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: david glass, obituaries, rip, royals

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   1. majorflaw Posted: January 18, 2020 at 03:43 AM (#5917128)
“Under Glass’s care, the Royals reached the World Series for the first time in 2014”


Either this is poorly written or someone has a selective memory. What were 1980 and 1985 about again?
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 18, 2020 at 09:46 AM (#5917140)
I suspect he knew he had a life-threatening ailment last year and that prompted him to search out a replacement owner. Rarely do you see an owner go from reviled to beloved as quickly as he did. He was a terrible owner for about 6-7 years, then he did pretty much what you want from an owner starting in 2006, hiring good baseball people, getting out of the way, raising payroll as the team got better. RIP, Mr. Glass.
   3. gef, talking mongoose & vexatious litigant Posted: January 18, 2020 at 12:47 PM (#5917174)
Either this is poorly written or someone has a selective memory. What were 1980 and 1985 about again?


Well, technically speaking, when they reached the Series in 2014 it was the first time they did so in 2014.
   4. Esoteric Posted: January 18, 2020 at 12:54 PM (#5917175)
Whatever else you can say about Glass, the Royals will always have 2014 and 2015, two of the most exciting and "WTF??" teams in recent baseball history. Shouldn't have been as good as they were, but yet kicked it in the ass two years running and won the big prize to boot.

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